A large crowd gathered in Malmo, Sweden on Sunday, March 9, 2014 to protest far-right violence. Photo via Twitter user @SamiraAriadad.
Swedish neo-Nazis allegedly attacked several people in central Malmo on Saturday night. Six victims were reportedly taken to hospital; one of them remains in critical condition. Police have arrested three others on suspicion of attempted murder. Neo-Nazi group Svenskarnas Parti ("Party of the Swedes") acknowledged their members were involved in the incident, but claimed they were acting in self-defence.
The victim in critical condition, identified by his first name, Showan, is a prominent 25-year-old football fan and co-founder of the group "Football Fans Against Homophobia". He has received a wave of support locally and internationally, after friends and fellow football fans launched a campaign in support of his recovery.